First British Edition, First Printing 1985.
Venture Science Fiction.
Cover illustration by Eddie Jones.
viii, 248 pages.
Price: £1.95 / AU$5.95.
We All Died At Breakaway Station, a novel by Richard C. Meredith.
Published on 11 April 1985.
Volume 1 of the Venture Science Fiction series.
A shorter version of this story was published in the January 1969 and March 1969 issues of Amazing Stories.
To Kira, Jeff, Derek and Rand
who will understand someday.
and to Joy who suffered the destruction of
Breakaway Station not once, but a thousand times
Blurb – Lower Cover
When race survival teetered in the balance...
Captain Absolom Bracer, with an artificial brainpan and synthetic eyes.
Astrogation officer Gene O'Gwynn, a lady with a plastic face.
Weapons officer Akin Darby and Communications Officer Miss Cyanta, both with assorted prosthetic parts.
These were the officers of the Iwo Jima, one of the two heavy battle-cruiser starships protecting the vast, cumbersome Rudoph Cragstone, a hospital ship returning to Earth with thousands of wounded in 'cold-sleep'. These brutally injured officers had been restored to temporary, artificial life to do this job because no intact man or woman could be spared from the main conflict.
But then Breakaway Station, a vital link with Earth, was suddenly threatened...
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